Colleen Plumb


p r o j e c t s

     Animals Are Outside Today

    Towards the Sky Again

    How the Sky and Water Attach
       at the End of the Sea



   Thirty Times a Minute

   Path Infinitum



books + limited editions

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Now Available: Thirty Times a Minute, published by Radius Books, 2020

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Solo Exhibition through March 14, 2020: Colleen Plumb: Thirty Times a Minute at McCormick Gallery, Chicago


Exhibition: McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton, Ontario, January - March, 2020
*** March CONFERENCE Postponed due to Covid-19


Public video projection of Thirty Times a Minute, with the Nonhuman Rights Project, in Worcester, Massachusetts: February 2, 2019. Rally to protest Commerford Elephants with



Radio Interview:
Live, on Wednesday, December 5, 9:10 am CST on NPR show "Talking Animals with Duncan Strauss"

Art Miami 2018, with McCormick Gallery, Booth 312, December 4-9, 2018


RomanSusan and Ralph Arnold Gallery winter exhibition One Thing Leads to Another, December-Jan 2018 with outdoor projection at Devon and Sheridan intersection, 5-8 pm on Saturday, December 15, 2018, Chicago


Public Lecture and Thirty Times a Minute video projections, Museum of Art Fort Collins and Colorado State University, August 17-20, 2018, with the Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO

Panelist, Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts Conference, Toronto, Nov 2018

Speaker, PAWS Captive Wildlife Conference, Los Angeles, and projections in Joshua Tree, Nov 2018


Expo Chicago with McCormick Gallery, Navy Pier Chicago, September 2018



Center for Photography at Woodstock, Awards & Benefit Auction, September 29, 2018, Kingston, NY



Lecture, Faculty Showcase Columbia College Chicago, Displacement: Public Video Projections and Spectatorship, May 1, 2018


Speaker, Free the Elephants International Conference and Film Festival, Portland, Oregon, April 2018



Psychology Today, Animals, Exploitation, and Art: The Work of Colleen Plumb, interview by Marc Bekoff, Jan 2018

Lit Hub, Can an Artist Help Captive Elephants Win Legal Personhood? by Julia Cooke, November, 2017


Targeted at Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, July 14 - September 1, 2017


Infinite Games 50/50: curated by John Preus, organized by Rhona Hoffman Gallery at Open House Contemporary, Sept. 2017 - March 2018

The Village Voice by Julia Cooke, featuring Path Infinitum at AIPAD, New York, April 5, 2017



Feature Shoot, Shedding Light on the Plight of Captive Animals, by Sara Rosen, April 2017


The Photography Show presented by AIPAD, Special Exhibition video installation, March 29-April 2, 2017



Museum of Contemporary Photography, DARKROOM benefit, transparency in lightbox, Venue SIX10, Chicago, March 2, 2017

Screening: Second Floor Rear: Ritual, Pilsen, Chicago, Feb. 5, 2017

Center for Humans and Nature, essay included in Questions for a Resilient Future, December 2016

Screening: It is Only Necessary to Make the Thing Difficult to Attain, @ aCinema, Milwaukee, Oct 2016

Virginia Quarterly Review, essay by Julia Cooke, Thirty Times a Minute feature, Summer 2016,

The Devil's Garden, July 8, 2016. Two-channel video projection of new video works in the Portland Art Museum sculpture garden, with an improvised live music score composed by musicians Sam Coomes and Marisa Anderson, and advance directives by Vanessa Renwick

Portland Art Museum, Thirty Times a Minute video included in "Next Level Fucked Up" by Vanessa Renwick, through July, 2016

Afterimage, vol. 43, April, 2016, Peter Rock SPELLS project, Stephen Longmire, interview

Artillery Magazine, Los Angeles, review by Christopher Russell, Sept. 2015

60 Inch Center, review of Thirty Times a Minute by Josephine Zarkovich, May 2015

Panel Discussion, Center for Humans and Nature, Exploring City Creatures, David Weinberg Gallery, Chicago, with Liam Heneghan and Gavin Van Horn, September, 2015,

SPELLS, collaboration with author, Peter Rock, multimedia installation at Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, September 2015

Thirty Times a Minute at Silent Funny, with Johalla Projects, June, 2015

Lovsång, screening, Joan of Arc residency, The Hideout, Chicago, March, 2015

Artist Lecture, Portland State University, April 1, 2015

Radio interview: Oregon Public Broadcast State of Wonder show with April Baer, aired April 4, 2015

Exhibition, Blue Sky Oregon Center for Photographic Arts
Opening April 2, 2015, with an artist talk Saturday April 4th, 3pm
Animals Are Outside Today
 and Thirty Times a Minute, photographs and video

Public video projections of Thirty Times a Minute in Portland, Oregon, April 1-5 and April 23-25, 2015

Solo exhibition Dina Mitrani Gallery, Miami, May 2014, Towards The Sky Again, photographs

Solo exhibition The Screening Room, Miami, May, 2014, video installations

Animals Are Outside Today, Featured in BLOW Photo Magazine, Ireland, Nov. 2013.

PANT, gallery 339, Philadelphia, summer 2013

Someone I Know, April, 2013
curated by Stuart Pilkington

Stitched and Glued, handmade book exhibition, Riverside Arts Center, IL
Jan-Feb 3, 2013
curated by Paul D'Amato

Printers Row Lit Fest, Chicago
Stories Through Photographs Panel, along with Richard Wasserman and John Maloof
June 10, 2012

Photo Eye book review
by Ellen Rennard

La Lettre de La Photographie,
Book Review, Miss Rosen

New York Times LENS blog
Love and Loss and
the Animal Kingdom,

By Kerri MacDonald

LANDSCAPE Stories, Animals

TIME Magazine, June 21, 2011

Book Signing:
Museum of Contemporary
, Chicago
Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Group show:
Girls' Club Collection:
Re-Framing the Feminine
Fort Lauderdale, FL
November 30, 2011

Milwaukee Art Museum
Artist Lecture
Thursday, April 7, 2011

Women in Photography
April, 2011